One Coronavirus Patient Admitted to Hospital Every Thirty Seconds

One Coronavirus patient admitted to hospital every thirty seconds. This frightening piece of news was reported by the BBC yesterday (Monday 18th January). Its a sad state of affairs that is affecting us all. If only everyone would stick to the rules to help keep this pandemic at bay. Sadly they do not. Rutland do seem to follow the rules though. However, when shopping at Lidl’s supermarket two days ago I was appalled to see a woman shopping without wearing

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Residents are asked to share their views on the Draft Budget

Rutland residents are asked to share their views on the Draft Budget. A consultation has been launched by Rutland County Council on its latest draft budget.The draft budget contains spending plans and Council Tax proposals for the year 2021/2022. At the beginning of every year the Council publishes its draft budget explaining how much money is required to finance local services and where it will come from. Demand and spending on key services continue to rise. During this time Rutland

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Leicestershire and Rutland Police Are Keeping us Safe Throughout Christmas

As 2020 draws to a close we are beginning to make ready for the Christmas season. Possibly, due to the Coronavirus pandemic, it will be a Christmas as we have never known before, followed a week later by the New Year. Like previous years, Leicestershire and Rutland police are keeping us safe throughout Christmas. Normally a time for parties, families and friends meeting up, this year is going to be different. In spite of the restrictions, people are being encouraged

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CRAFTSPERSONS OPENED A POP-UP SHOP IN OAKHAM

A number of craftspersons opened a pop-up shop in Oakham on Thursday. The goods on display ranged from handmade soaps to ceramics and art. Other stalls displayed skincare and toiletries. The shop is open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday from nine o’clock in the morning to five pm every day. The idea of the pop-up shop is to encourage shoppers to visit the Victoria Hall to look around the crafts on offer. Hopefully it will also encourage shoppers to shop

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Free Parking in the Run Up to Christmas

Rutland County Council are hoping to be able to offer free parking in the run up to Christmas. Hopefully to support local shops and businesses by offering this incentive to shoppers. The two hour free parking will only apply to the local council run carparks in Oakham and Uppingham. The offer will run throughout December and end on Thursday 31st December. On-street parking restrictions and resident parking permits will remain unchanged an enforceable. Councillor Lucy Stephenson, Cabinet Member for Highways

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National Lockdown Over

I am immensely grateful to each of you who have adhered to the national lockdown with such a sense of civic duty. The end of restrictions is firmly in sight with the first vaccine being approved this morning. From today we return to the strengthened tier system to maintain our control over COVID-19. This is by no means another lockdown or a renewal of previous measures in England. I am pleased that from today, residents of both Rutland (Tier 2)

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New Business Opened in Oakham

On Wednesday morning at 10am on 2nd December 2020, a new business opened in Oakham Although 2020 has brought unprecedented challenges for us all, here at Lily Mae Home Care we are building on our core activities in South Lincolnshire – where we have been providing care to people in their own homes for four years – with the opening of a Wellbeing and Care Advice centre that will provide advice and information about all aspects of providing care to

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Gagging Order To Be Lifted On Military Personnel

A reckoning is coming for the unpunished abuse of power in our Armed Forces Said MP for Rutland and Melton, Alicia Kearns. Today my colleague Sarah Atherton will launch a subgroup of the Defence Committee to hear evidence from women serving in the Armed Forces about their experiences of bullying, harassment, sexual abuse and rape within the Armed Forces. This is a ground-breaking moment because the Defence Secretary has rightly stepped in to lift the gagging order on serving personnel

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Bird Flu Confirmed at TwinLakes Theme Park

Bird flu has been reported in poultry and captive birds at the Twinlakes theme park in Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire. DEFRA, the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, has identified the strain as H5N8 and has put 3 and 10 kilometres Temporary Control Zones in place. The remaining birds are to be humanely culled to prevent the spread of the outbreak. The birds of prey are in a secure accommodation on a different part of the site. Controlled access is

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Car Driver Runs Over Police Officer’s Foot

After being stopped for having no insurance, an Audi A4 driver ran over a police officer’s foot on Thursday (19th November). The vehicle was stopped at approximately 8pm on Lands End Way in Oakham after being identified as having no insurance in force for the said car. Whilst speaking to the driver and the passenger, the driver drove away running over one of the officers foot and catching his leg. Fortunately the officer did not sustain any serious injuries. Leicestershire

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